Big Oak Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ellaville, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Live Oak, FL: Travel 13 miles west along U.S. Highway 90. The exit is well marked and moments away. The various trails begin from the parking areas. Park maps available at the ranger station.
The turn around was near the road but half of the trail is closed. But if you go to the Suwannee park they have a couple smaller trails too.
We went canoeing here in the Suwanee River. It was so calm, easy and relaxing. Highly recommended for tourists visiting Florida. I was told there are gators in the river, but I didn't see any at all during my 2-3 hour canoe trip. We went to the canoeing outpost at a place called "Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park & Campground", they have low affordable rates for canoeing by hour, they were very knowledgeable, and one of their guys drove us to the Suwanee River a few miles away where we began our canoeing trip down the river.
Nice trail along the river. Seen some deer along the way. The road to the trailhead was rough and wet but the trail was nice
Very good for beginners. Has a few short trails.
Troop 599 spent spring break traveling close to 95 miles along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail from White Springs to Branford Florida. We stayed along the river in the campsites at river camps and state parks. We had plenty of water and made the trip in 6 days. River camps have nice shelters and amenities to make trip pleasing. Great trip. Live Oak area flooded that spring.
We really don't have many good trails down here, but this one was actually worth the trip. It was a good length for a day trip. Of course it wasn't very difficult, but it was a nice trip.